What’s the most Christmassy song? And how can you define its Christmassiness?
I asked four experts – Christmas hitmaker Mike Batt (him again), Christmas classical music expert Emma Hornby, Christmas party-planner Firgas Esack and the very excellent former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Giles Fraser – what they thought of six styles of Christmas song (including the one partly sung by the drunk Santa above). This is what they said. The piece also includes my favourite line of the year: “Mariah Carey in a pornographic Father Christmas costume rubbing herself up against a wall without laughing – says it all really.”